By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Ministry of Health has Monday confirmed thirteen new COVID-19 infections, thereby raising the total of cumulative confirmed cases to 1128, while 986 have recovered and two deaths registered so far.
Of the thirteen (13) confirmed cases; five (5) are truck drivers, seven (7) are contacts to previously confirmed cases while one (1) is an alert from Kampala.
Five (5) truck drivers also tested positive and these include; three (3) who arrived from Kenya via Malaba, two (2) arrived from Tanzania and DRC via Mutukula and Goli points of entry respectively.
Other new infections are seven (7) contacts that include; six (6) from Namisindwa District while one (1) is from Arua District and all were under quarantine at the time of test.
Meanwhile, twenty (20) foreign truck drivers (10 Kenyans, 4 Congolese, 3 Rwandese, 2 Tanzanians and 1 Burundian) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
However, due to the continuous spreading of the virus despite several preventive measures and guidelines put in place by government, the Ministry of Health mouthpiece Emmanuel Ainebyoona says that Minister Jane Ruth Aceng is expected to address the nation on Thursday about how far the the Ministry has reached in combating COVID-19.
“The Minister of Health is expected to make a comprehensive address on Thursday this Week via UBC and other TV’s. The time will be communicated accordingly.” Ainebyoona tweeted on Monday.
With the evolving COVID-19 situation in the Country, @JaneRuth_Aceng the Minister of Health is expected to make a comprehensive address on Thursday this Week via @ubctvuganda and other TVs. The time will be communicated accordingly. Any issues you need her to address? pic.twitter.com/bjt5sOoNVi
— Ainebyoona Emmanuel (@ainbyoo) July 27, 2020